Monday, December 3, 2012

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Show Off Your Favorite Photos with a MailPix Wrapped Photo Canvas


I have pictures of my children hanging all around our home, including a few large poster prints, but the one photo canvas I have made from a picture I took of my husband and our now nearly 9 year old son when he was just 3 is my absolute favorite.  There is just something about putting a photo on canvas that makes it seem more timeless.

Since I recently took photos of our children for our Holiday cards, I thought the photo of the 3 children together would look beautiful on canvas.  Because I wanted to adhere to spending about $100, I tried the photo out for size on a 20" x 24" MailPix canvas.  As you can see below, if you shoot your photos with a D-SLR that usually takes photos that are less boxy, this size canvas will cut off quite a bit of your photo.

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When I tried the photo out on the 20" x 30" canvas, it looked perfect.  However, it was out of my budget, so I decided to use their individual portraits to make a set of 3 8" x 10" canvases.


Using the MailPix software to position and size my photos was extremely easy.  I did find it a bit odd that I could not look at the portrait in a format that was not landscape.  I actually had to tip my laptop sideways to be sure I had each photo centered properly.


Our 3 canvases arrived extremely well-packaged.  All 3 were perfect!  I am extremely happy with how the canvases kept the details, colors, and lighting of my original photos.  These canvases are wrapped around a wooden frame and neatly stapled on the back.

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Below you can see how the image wraps around the sides of the frame and around to the back.  That is why it is so important to follow the guidelines when positioning your photo during the ordering process.


Since my husband had just moved into a new office, he was so proud to hang these three canvas portraits on his wall.  I had always pictured them hung three across, but he chose to hang them vertically, which fits the space much better.  He said that everyone at work made remarks about how great the portraits look.  It is hard to believe that they only cost $35 each to make.

MailPix offers 6 different sizes in photos on canvas.  In addition to these, they also offer other photo gifts, such as photo books, ornaments, calendars, bags, glass cutting boards, jigsaw puzzles, fleece blankets, and much more.  Right in time for the Holiday, when you register on MailPix, you receive 100 4" x 6" prints for free!  After you register, be sure to stop by the MailPix Deals page to see what special promotions are currently being offered!

Thank you to MailPix for providing complimentary product samples for us to base this review upon and for providing an additional product for our contest prize.

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45 comments:

  1. I LOVE the keepsake box!

    Kimberly Dsouza

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  2. i like the 50% OFF +Shipping off all holiday cards deal

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  3. I like the save $23 on a Fleece Blanket!
    Jennifer Rote
    wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

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  4. I like that Keepsake box, Save $10 on Keepsake Boxes!

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  5. The Snowflake Ornament for $5 & shipping

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  6. I like the 8½x11 Calendars for $9

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  7. Fleece Blanket!
    merleandtina@yahoo.com

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  8. The mug and the snowflake ornament

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  9. I love the fleece blankets

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  10. Since I still haven't ordered our cards yet, I like the 50% off holiday cards!

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  11. i like the calender deal
    nannypanpan@gmail.com

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  12. the snowflake ornaments and fleece blankets are great deals!

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  13. Stocking Stuffer Special! 4 x 6 magnets for $2. (-:

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  14. I like the keepsake box deal
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com

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  15. Keepsake Box would make a great gift!

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  16. I like the 4 x 6 magnets and the keepsake box.

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  17. I like the reusable grocery bag deal.

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  18. keepsake box
    Thanks for the giveaway! Janna Johnson jannajanna@hotmail.com Janna@feedyourpig on gfc

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  19. The 8 X 10 prints for $1.00 is awesome! Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

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  20. love the fleece photo blankets debbie jackson
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

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  21. the mug deal
    http://www.mailpix.com/gifts/mugs/11oz

    oyinayo@hotmail.com

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  22. I like the Fleece Blanket deal.

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  23. I like the Fleece Blanket for $25.

    april yedinak

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  24. 100 FREE 4x6 photos with free shipping

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  25. The
    5 x 7 Brag Book 20 Pages would make great gifts!

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  26. I love the Save $7 on photo ornaments deal. I could order them for next year!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  27. I like the keepsake box deal

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  28. I like the 100 free prints when you sign up
    Miz Vickik

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  29. 8½x11 Calendars for $9
    mightynaynay(at)cs.com

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  30. The keepstake box looks really nice--at a great deal at $15

    cccols at hotmail dotcom

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  31. I like the 8 x 10 prints for $1.

    rsbryswrrl at gmail dot com

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  32. The Keepsake box for $15.00. :-) Thank you.

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  33. fleece blanket 25
    ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. I really like the look of the fleece blanket!

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  35. The Keepsake Boxes for $15 is a great deal!
    tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  36. I love the deal for Snowflake ornaments for just $5 and shipping! trixpixel[at]gmail.com

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